Question by  ihearthammer (9)

Can you get sick if you eat lots of pumpkin seeds every day?

I eat like 2 bags of the David's pumpkin seeds (the smaller bags), daily... can eating that much daily make me sick?


Answer by  catman529 (809)

The hulls are hard to digest, and the seeds are heavily salted, so keep that in mind. When autumn comes around, I always get a lot of pumpkins and roast and salt the seeds. The seeds contain Cucurbitin, a chemical that can kill parasitic worms, which could sometimes be beneficial.


Answer by  Cyn (408)

Yes they can make you sick. They have a lot of salt (sodium,) and can lead to constipation. The salt can also lead to sore spots in your mouth. Make sure that you drink a lot of water.


Answer by  debichance (160)

Pumpkin seed shells are hard to digest. Also salted ones are very high in sodium. Too much salt could potentially lead to adverse health effects.

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